Frictional Games is working on two new games, following the success of sci-fi horror title SOMA.

The studio said in a lengthy blog post that SOMA has sold 250,000 copies in its first six months of release, and should reach profitability "well before this year is over."

However, the studio suspects that the genre blend, which falls "a bit too sci-fi for someone looking for a pure horror experience and vice-versa," could have dampened the sales figures somewhat.

As a result, the studio will "differentiate" and "diversify" its games from here on when it comes to genre.

That approach will drive the studio's new development process, which will see two projects developed concurrently "for the first time in company history."

"By having two projects going at the same time, we can release games at much higher frequency," the studio says.

"In turn, this let us be more experimental as we don't have to rely as much on each new game being a big money generator."

SOMA is available now for PS4, Windows, Linux, and Mac.